Hi, nice to meet you, I’m Lisette van der Valk.
Business & leadership coach, serial entrepreneur, full time geek & pizza appreciator.
You’re an ambitious, life-changing entrepreneur who is ready to make even more of a difference in this world. You’re here because you know there’s a better way to go at this whole “running a business” thing, as you want to work with more people, change more lives and make an impact. And at the same time, you’re so done with working long days, overwhelmed with doing #allthethings in your business (burnout much?) and you’re ready to become the CEO who makes a difference doing what she loves, and living a life she loves to pieces. Because deep down, you know you can run your business your way, make money working with amazing clients and have the freedom filled life you crave. Because that’s why you started your business, right?
I’m a business & leadership coach for overworked + overwhelmed coaches and consultants who are done with working long hours with little results. I help my clients become powerhouse CEOs so they can become The Leading Lady in their field, create massive growth for their business, get their freedom back and get paid to do what they love.
I don’t believe in cookie cutters (unless they’re used for actual cookies) or one size fits all coaching, because I know that every entrepreneur has unique skills and traits that can be leveraged to make a difference.
I’m bringing my years of business experience and coaching to help you create a business that works for you (and not the other way around).
Are you up for it?
Did someone say serial entrepreneur?
I’ve always been an entrepreneur, creating my own websites and learning to design (and sell those services) at the age of 14, having clients all over the world. Imagine this: a little fourteen year old girl, who decided it would be fun to learn how to create websites, and learn how to use Photoshop to create pretty images, layouts and logos. I took my design and development skills to international forums to get feedback and to learn, and within months I got overwhelmed by the amount of people from all over the world who wanted to buy stuff from me. Well, that turned out pretty great for me, and was my first experience as an entrepreneur.
Then, at the age of 19 I created a successful online retail business, which I ran throughout my full time studies. While I was studying I created an international business, that sold products I would import from Japan throughout Europe. This business ended up becoming market leader in the Netherlands.
As I was finishing up my MA in Communication and Information Sciences, I took on coach training with the Coaches Training Institute, graduating as the youngest professional coach of my group. During my masters I also did freelance work in online communication and marketing strategies for tech start-ups that resulted in successful campaigns, communities and a whole lot of sales. I graduated with my masters degree on the same day as I started my coaching business, and signed on my first paying client a week later.
You could call me an international serial digital entrepreneur. I learned how to lead my businesses from my own experience, from my mentors, from investing in programs and courses and from the people around me. I know that anything I can do for my clients, my friends and everyone else starts with leading my life and business in a way that works for me. With that, there’s simply no place for cookie cutters or one size fits all solutions. That’s why I want you to lead like a CEO so you can create a successful business beyond your wildest dreams, and a life that actually gets you out of bed excited every morning.
I believe it’s your time to to step into your CEO shoes and become the woman who grows her business into the successful endeavour it’s meant to be.
Are you up for it?
Short & sweet
Lisette van der Valk is the business and leadership coach for overworked + overwhelmed coaches and consultants who are done with working the long hours with little results. She helps her clients become powerhouse CEOs so they can become The Leading Lady in their field, create massive growth for their business, get their freedom back and get paid to do what they love. Next to working with her amazing clients, she also is the host of The Leading Lady, a podcast about women who are leading their business to success online.
Through her coaching, content with heart and unapologetic high fives, she’s here to catapult women to their next level – in their business and their life. Her clients enjoy her tailor made, straightforward, (tough) loving approach to life, business and leadership. They have called her “world changing“, “mind blowing“, and one fabulous client called her “my secret weapon“.
When she’s not working with her amazing clients, you can find her singing her heart out in her choir, rocking out on her ukulele, casually obsessing over Person Of Interest or dreaming about her favorite pizza.
Experience & Education
Lisette van der Valk has been an entrepreneur since she was 14 years old, selling her design and development work internationally, and at age 19 finding space in the online market to successfully position her business as a niche retailer. This business became the market leader in the Netherlands in this niche within 6 months, all while she was still studying full time. Next to that, she ventured into freelancing in communication and marketing strategies with tech start ups, creating campaigns and communities that were highly profitable for her clients. After bumping into a coach, she fell head over heels in love with coaching, decided to take on ICF accredited coach training with the Coaches Training Institute and become a coach.
– Coach Training Program from the Coaches Training Institute, California, USA
– MA in Communication and Information Sciences from University of Groningen
– BA in Communications from Hanze University Groningen